Source: Episode     Interesting look showing how various shocks impacted volatility trading over the past 27 or so years. M&G, the folks behind the above chart, note that: “There have been only three phases in last 25 years when the S&P500 has moved this...
Since his election to office in 2016, Donald Trump has made a multitude of headlines as a result of various different events (and controversies). This has often...
Coming off a casual 1000% increase in 2017, Ethereum is strongly positioned as the number two cryptocurrency in the world by market cap. Currently sitting just over $1000 a coin, Ethereum made waves for its innovative smart contracts when it came out. Many hailed it as the Facebook...
Markets Stopped Being Boring in the First QuarterAfter February, investors started freaking over almost everything.Bloomberg, March 29, 2018   Our year-end review in early January noted how strange 2017 was: no matter where you looked, there were anomalies, aberrations and just plain weirdness. Rarely have we...
Year to date, gold has been on an incredibly strong run overall. In fact, while the S&P 500 has generated gains in the amount of 2.4%, gold has outperformed the market with gains of around 3%. While the gold bugs are getting excited, the reality is that there’s...
Much like the old boxing debate involving who would win in a fight between Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson, the question regarding the best investment between real...
click for ginormous chart Source: RWM, Bloomberg     There are many reasons why I believe you should not date bull markets from the prior bear market lows. But two reasons standout in particular. The first is hindsight: Consider what it was like during...
Pick Another Day to Celebrate the Bull Market’s BirthdayYes, the lows were on this day in March 2009. But the next four years were just the recovery from a huge collapse. Bloomberg, March 9, 2018   On this day in 2009, the...